IDM, Inc. Royal Palm Beach, FL

Consultant and Of-Counsel On Matters Regarding The Bahamas

Héctor's legal career spans over 30 years. Over the past 20 years, Héctor has specialized in real estate. He is the senior partner at Rivera & Hanes, P.L., a firm focused on real estate transactions, development, land title & title insurance for offshore, civil & common law jurisdictions; trust & estates; and corporate law. Héctor has been recognized by his peers as "Legal Elite" and being in the top 1.6% of his practice area. He is also Corporate Counsel for International Data Management, Inc. R&H and IDM are recognized "Leaders in Bahamian Title Matters" and providers of “Best International Title & Developer Services”. IDM’s title plant/database enables unique searches for The Bahamas. From 1997-2000,Héctor was Operations Vice-President at a prominent title insurance company in Puerto Rico. He established and expanded offices for the largest real estate and title insurance firm in the Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. area-an endeavor he undertook after selling his solo practice in 1994. Héctor began his legal career in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps in 1984 after graduating from the George Washington University National Law Center. In the Army, he served as an International Claims Commissioner, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, Criminal Defense Attorney, Administrative Law Advisor, and in different Senior Counsel & Staff Judge Advocate positions. In addition to zealously representing his clients, he has served in two wars. He has received various awards for his outstanding military legal services. He is a distinguished citizen and attorney whose relationship with clients is based on his military values of service, loyalty, honesty and integrity. He is bilingual and has spoken on real estate & title insurance subjects in the U.S., The Bahamas and Puerto Rico. His experience allows him to provide consultation and of-counsel services to other firms on Bahamian matters.

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